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Slightly Foxed Readers’ Day 2018


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Our 2018 Readers’ Day was held on Friday, 9 November 2018 at our usual London haunt, the Artworkers’ Guild in Queen’s Square, a short walk from Russell Square tube station.

Over the years Slightly Foxed has come to seem more like a club of people who love books than just a magazine. This is always very noticeable at Readers’ Day, a high point in the SF calendar to which some of you come year after year, to meet the staff and some of our contributors, and enjoy the delectable cakes.

The speakers were:

Edmund Gordon, whose brilliant biography The Invention of Angela Carter won both the Biographers’ Club Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award, discussed the life and work of this most controversial and unconventional of writers.

Alongside writing, the two central activities in her life, says Penelope Lively, have been reading and gardening – a theme explored in her recent memoir Life in the Garden. Here she talked about these twin passions to the award-winning garden journalist and author Ursula Buchan.

Miranda Seymour – author of In Byron’s Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke & Ada Lovelace explored the effect of their relationship with Byron on these two very different women.

Tom Hodgkinson – editor of The Idler magazine and author of How to Be Idle – gave us a history of idling from Ancient China to the present day.

Angie Lewin and Christopher Brown, both represented by St Jude’s, a collective of British printmakers, talked about the studio and their work in illustration and design, hosted by the writer and editor Christopher Stocks. Angie is a cover artist for Slightly Foxed and both she and Christopher are members of the Art Workers’ Guild.

Slightly Foxed Readers’ Day 2018
Friday 9 November, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Artworkers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT

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